​Manuel da Fonseca

Timeline for ​Manuel da Fonseca

1911                  born in Santiago do Cacém, Portugal

1920s                completed elementary education in Santiago

1940                  published first collection, Rosa dos ventos

1941                  published second volume, Planície

1942                  published first collection of short stories, Aldeia Nova

1943                  published best-known novel, Cerromaior

1952                  published major work, short story collection O fogo e as cinzas; later became required reading in Portuguese public schools

1958                  published novel Seara de vento

1963                  published poetry collection Poema completas

1980                 Cerromaior adapted as an award-winning movie directed by Luís Filipe Rocha

1984                 published poetry collection Obra poética

1993                 died of cancer in Lisbon, Portugal

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